Board of Directors


Kurt Bruemmer, Chair

Deacon Dan Joyce

Mary A. Laffey

Elizabeth (Betsy) Lauf

Sr. Becky Perez, CCVI

Matthew Plank

Kathy Smith

Stephen Stark

Amparo Thomas

Sr. Cathy Vetter, CCVI

Executive Director

Sr. Bertha Flores Almeida, CCVI

Nena Neal

Sr. Guadalupe Ruiz, CCVI

      Our Locations


El Puente-Hispanic Ministry is located in a converted residence on the east side of Jefferson City.


St. Peter's Church in Jefferson City is the location for the weekly Spanish Mass  on Sundays at 1:00 p.m. Annunciation Church in California, Missouri, is the other location for pastoral services and a Sunday Spanish Mass at 12:00 p.m.

      Our Community


There are approximately 1900 Hispanics in Cole County and 1000 in Moniteau County, more than 50% of whom are Catholic. Most are young families with children. They have come to Missouri searching for greater economic and educational opportunities, often fleeing violence and oppression.

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1102 E. McCarty

Jefferson City, MO  65101


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